The Lansing School District’s social studies department is dedicated to instilling in students the knowledge, intellectual skills, civic understandings, and dispositions toward democratic values that are necessary to function effectively in American society. Ultimately, social studies instruction helps students assume their role as responsible citizens and as active contributors to a society that is increasingly diverse and interdependent with other nations of the world.
The key concepts of the K-12 social studies program are history, geography, economics, and civics, citizenship and government. The skills of the K-12 social studies program are getting information, using information, presenting information and participating in interpersonal and group relations. These concepts and skills provide students with the background to conduct research in order to cast informed votes, with the skills to place conflicting ideas in context, and with the wisdom to make good judgments in dealing with the tensions inherent in society.
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